|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
The study of literature is especially well-suited to address the cross-discipline and cross-territorial concerns of cultural narratives that invoke core legal, social, and political concepts in a globalised world. By focusing explicitly on the techniques and texts of the cosmopolitan field of ‘Law and Literature’, this course is designed to appeal to students interested in critical themes and issues in the popular imagining of the legal shared by the disciplines of English Literature and Law through consultation with the School of Law and Justice, the School of Arts and Communication, and the global law and literature movement.
This course examines a range of popular cultural and theoretical texts that discuss and portray law, justice, and related matters. By bringing together theory, law, and culture, students will have the unique opportunity to engage in a comparative evaluation of what law means to wider society, what law does outside of traditional legal modes, and how law envelops us all, with consequences ranging from the brutal to the brilliant and the weird. Using a number of authoritative, critical, and popular texts, students will be encouraged to develop their skills in close reading, comparative analysis, and critique. The course will enable students to become engaged readers of legal and theoretical narratives.
|Semester 1, 2022||Online|